2008 Student Research Conference:
21st Annual Student Research Conference

Assessment of Physical Activity in a Female Population
Morgan N. Clennin
Dr. Jennifer R. Hurst, Faculty Mentor

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare physical activity levels of a cross sectional sample of female participants. Past data indicates physical activity level decreases as individuals advance in age (CDC 2005). Methods: The Seven-Day Physical Activity Recall questionnaire - long version was used to assess the total level of performed physical activity throughout the past week. A convenient sample of 1160 females ranging in age from 18 to 74 completed the survey. Results: Only 44% of the sample participated in the recommended amount of physical activity. Contrary to previous studies, no significant difference among age groups was found when comparing physical activity level. In addition, a greater percentage of college age women (18-24 years) did not meet the recommended amount of physical activity compared to data collected national averages in 2005. Conclusion: Data would suggest that inactivity is becoming more prevalent in a younger population.

Keywords: Physical Activity , Female Population

Topic(s):Exercise Science

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 7-9
Location: OP Lobby
Time: 4:15

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